Once upon a day there were cloudy images that coated my mind in regards to what I would become in the future. We grow up naturally thinking that, “when I grow up I want to be a doctor, or a lawyer, or teacher.” Those dreams and aspirations quickly fade when we run into discouragement, fear or even worse, a “bubble popper”.
You are whatever you think you are and it shows in the form of Actions. These actions though
are fueled by a dream first, then goals are made, plans get executed, and then the anticipated outcome is success. I once learned the definition of success from a good friend and former MLM business partner: “Success is when opportunity and preparedness meet.”
I welcome you to peak into the mind of a dreamer and hear my experiences leading up to my passion for cycling and Beyond.
Ever wondered what it would be like to fly? Besides the point that were only human, just imagine for a minute what it would feel like to be weightless as a bird flying high up in the sky.
As the wind flows through and underneath your body, you get this rush of energy that puts you on “Cloud 9”. You gracefully adapt with the flow of the wind as it changes in pressure and direction. The crisp cool but warm air guides you on this journey. But even when the journey may feel like you’re on a roller-coaster you can’t help but be overwhelmed by the place it puts you in. The flight positions you to a place where you feel truly free.
If you imagined even for a minute what I just walked you through then you caught my drift. For those that could not imagine, ask yourself why did you stop dreaming? We may not be birds that fly in heaven but I’ll bet you’ll feel like one riding on a road bike floating at 15— 20 mph.
Some things are meant to be in your life for a reason
How you embrace and learn from adversity in your life can shape your creativity and builds character. The thing that fueled my passion for cycling came long before I started cycling. It’s interesting how, as a young child, I felt the feeling of freedom from drawing and sketching. I was an artist and I’m still an artist, just in a different form.
Cycling is somewhat of an art. An expression of your inner beast. In case I haven’t mentioned it, my Torker single speed bike’s name is “Road Beast”. I came up with this name because without gears I’ve tackled some challenging roads like the Sac to Winters Ride. It’s during these times on the road, where you feel unstoppable like a beast or an animal. You’ll never know what that feels like until you try it.
Beyond the cycling
What this post all boils down to is that you don’t have to settle with only one passion or one dream. Over time I found myself writing about my cycling experiences in my head. It later occurred to me that I always wanted to create a blog but didn’t know what to write about. So having discovered a passion for writing, here we are.
I’ll be the first to tell you that writing does not come easy, but when it comes to something I’m passionate about it’s not too hard to put words on a blog. Ideas just flow through my head either when I’m out cycling or when I write the title to the next blog post.
If you have something worth writing about I encourage you not to hold it back. Let others be inspired by what’s true to you. You never know who you might touch. Why not “Do something YOU believe in”. Stop living through the shadows of someone else’s dream. Also remember that everyone has a voice, so don’t bridle it.